Arrest Yaa Pono – Maurice Ampaw tells Police
Loudmouthed lawyer, Maurice Ampaw has called on the Ghana Police as a matter of urgency arrest Rapper Yaa Pono for entreating students of the University of Ghana, Legon to smoke marijuana.
According to the lawyer, smoking is a criminal offence here in Ghana adding that, Yaa Pono has violated the law in relation to weed and must be made to answer to the authorities.
The ‘Amen’ hitmaker over the weekend during his performance at the University of Ghana Campus during their Pent Hall Week Celebration necessitated the need of smoking.
“You’re attending Legon and your mother is spending a lot of money. If you find it difficult to learn, smoke”, the rapper told the students.
According to the artiste, if one finds it difficult to learn, smoking is the best solution.
Reacting to that report, Lawyer Ampaw said Pono’s actions are illegal and thus he should be arrested and prosecuted as early as possible.
“I will lead the charge to send the statement to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for Yaa Pono to be arrested and interrogated because if you look at the comment or the statement made, he is inciting, supporting, aiding and abetting the youth to smoke weed, and we know that the use of weed or smoking of weed is a criminal offence, so, I think that we [should] bring the attention of the security agencies to take up the matter. It is a serious issue.” – he told Nana Kwesi Asare on Class FM.
According to the Private legal Practitioner, he will report the matter to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for the arrest and interrogation of the Uptown Energy record label boss.
A current research reveals the rate of smoking among young people and students has shot up to 5.3 percent, however advocacy or debate for the legalisation of marijuana (wee) continues to linger around the necks of Ghanaians.
Prominent people such as late Kofi Annan, as well as the former Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, Mr Yaw Akrasi Sarpong, has over the period called for the legalization but was mailed with public condemnation.
Journalist Kwesi Pratt, radio host, Blakk Rasta, Abeiku Santana (OK FM) and now Mr Kwame Sefa Kayi of Peace FM, are among the people currently advocating for the legalization of marijuana, though they all want the government to put up measures in regulating it after the legalization.